Autism Apps

BridgingApps April Virtual Meeting | Autism

Each month BridgingApps will be bringing you a content specific virtual meeting.  These meetings will be posted to our blog, Facebook page, Twitter, and in our weekly newsletter.  Share them with friends, family, and clients to give them another tool…

Seniors | A Few Numbers….

Written By: Dr.Cristy Gamez-Galka For those of you who enjoy surveys and numbers, this one’s for you. For me, this piece satisfied my curiosity and expanded my knowledge. It helped me understand fundamental issues regarding seniors and technology. Let’s get…

Nathan’s Success Story

Nathan, a Fort Bend ISD kindergartener with a mild form of Autism, uses technology both in and outside of the classroom. His teacher uses weekly visits to a computer, daily center time at the classroom computer workstation and an iPad…

Role Reversal: Viewing Apps Through Disability

Written By: Matt Walker Age 15, High School Freshman and dyslexic. I was sitting at a table in The Austin Convention Center with school principals, teachers, parents, and app developers all eager to experience what it was like to have…

Liam’s Success Story Update

Written By: Kristin Steen (Liam’s Mom) Liam is now 5 years old and is still using his iPad regularly.  He has shown so much progress, specifically with his ability to trace letters much more precisely, his attention span (both in trying to…

Seniors | When the Latest and Greatest Isn’t So Great

Written By: Dr. Cristy Gamez-Galka We frequently hear from seniors that they received a new computer, but the other one was just “fine” they say. Our older friends share how well intentioned loved ones gift them a new computer, laptop,…

Richard’s Success Story

Written By: Mark and Laurel Carleton (Richard’s Parents) Meet Richard, an energetic and determined little seven-year-old boy whose favorite person in the world is his eleven-year-old sister Camille. Every morning, without fail, Richard bolts across the upstairs landing at our…

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Seniors | Getting Started and Support for Caregivers

Written By: Dr. Cristy Gamez-Galka  When you think about starting anything new, a couple things may cross your mind. There is the excitement of trying something that interests you. There is also the fear involved in doing something novel. Combine…

TacScreen

TacScreen is a clear, film-like cover that adds the sense of touch to flat touch-screen devices, allowing users to actually feel the letters, numbers and sight words. This product was developed by the parent of a child diagnosed with dyslexia,…

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Seniors | Exploring a Mobile Device Without Caution

Written By: Dr. Cristy Gamez-Galka Frequently, a person will tell me that they are afraid to try something on their device because they may break it. Well, I am here to tell you that outside of dropping your device or…

Seniors | Getting Started

Getting Started: For you the Senior By: Dr. Cristy Gamez-Galka   So you have a cell phone, computer or maybe some sort of a tablet like a Kindle and you’re not sure what to do. Here are a few tips: What…

BridgingApps Austin Local Meeting: Be My Eyes

BridgingApps Austin local meeting discussed apps for organization and executive functioning.  After reviewing the apps we had a student from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired test the apps using Voiceover to see which were the most compatible…

Fort Worth Local Meeting: Apps for Executive Functioning

The BridgingApps Fort Worth local meeting was held on Jan. 21 at the Starpoint School on the TCU campus.  We discussed the importance of Executive Functioning skills.  Executive Functioning is an umbrella term for the management (regulation, control) of cognitive…

Watch the Recorded Version of the Houston Local Meeting!

The BridgingApps Houston local meeting taught guests all about apps for executive functioning and organization.  If you weren’t able to join the meeting in person or via google hangout, we have a recorded version where you can learn all about…

What Makes a Good App?: Fort Worth Hosts Open House

The BridgingApps Fort Worth local meeting hosted an Open House style meeting on November 12. The theme of the meeting was “What makes a great app?”  TCU graduate students in special education lead stations in which they demonstrated apps for…

App List for Young Children with Down Syndrome

When kids discover their parents iPhone, iPad, or other smart device, they usually discover that they LOVE playing with it. The good news is that there are a good amount of apps that can be beneficial for young children! BridgingApps…

Maya’s Success Story

Maya is 2 ½ years old now and has been using her iPad since she was about 10 months old. It’s incredible to me how proficient she is at navigating and correctly using her apps. Her fine motor skills have…

William’s Success Story Update

Our son William was born in 2005 with Down syndrome and some serious medical complications.  In 2011, we founded “Special iApps” to develop educational apps to help teach children like William and those with other learning disabilities. We last wrote here about William…